Letter to Rev. R.M. Laporte Payne 21 Nov 1918
36 Finchley Park,
My Dear Vicar
No doubt you will be surprised at hearing from me after a long time, as it is just on 2 years since I left the Parade. I am writing to say that I shall be sending you 10/- some time during next month, towards the War Memorial, I should like to give this, to the Memory of Brigade Lads of my late company who have made the Great Sacrifice.
It was with much thanksgiving that I attended the Service on the 11th in the evening, and also the services last Sunday. I feel that I have had many and great Blessings during this war, the greatest of all that I have not been called to the horrors of the Battlefield, but have been allowed to remain at home.
I have been graded 4 times, and have been waiting for my call up, which I have not had, I am in a low category.
I have always trusted to God and I take it, that it is His will for me to remain at home. I have been married since I left the Parade, am attending Christ Church now, excepting some Sunday evenings when we go to St. Lukes.
Trusting Mrs. Payne and yourself are keeping well.
Arthur C. Andrews.